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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF #7' started by johnp.smith, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. johnp.smith

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    These are the only pictures I have of this bike right now. It is a 1963 Phillips. My goal is to make a bobber style British Rat with it and do so without spending a dime on it. I have plenty of parts to experiment with. Im a little tired of restorations right now so this one will be something different. Since I do not own any fat tire bikes, I chose this one for the cool frame design.

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    Great accessories on the bike already. Good luck!
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    that bikes to pretty to be in a build off !!! but will be looking to see what you do with it !! 8)
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    A hump-back, awesome. 8) That is one rare bike.
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    What in the heck is a "Roadie" doing in here?? :D :D :D
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    Just saw one of these bikes for the first time, in a Disabled Veteran's store here. It is pretty beat up and the price on it is $99.00. They have a new manager at the store who looks up every bike that comes in and prices it according to his search. No more cheap nuggets there anymore. I thought the top bar was bent as result of a mishap with the bike, on closer inspection, that is the way it is suppose to be. Will make an interesting build for sure.
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    Love that frame! It's going to look great! :D
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    Those frames are COOL! :D
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    Yes, this one is pretty rare. All original parts will be set aside and saved for a future restoration back to original. i need a cool funky bike for the Denver Cruiser season so this will be it for the summer.
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    Good to see you in the build off John.I have a soft spot for lighweights.They are just so easy to ride all day long.I'll be keeping an eye on this one.I live in Aurora,so if you need anything,let me know.Good luck!
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    It is not on the wall where I thought it was, it has to be out there somewhere.

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    Just found it 10 deep in the pile, Im not digging it out tonite
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    Ohh I like that frame. Looking forward to seeing this build.
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    OK. So I dug it out of the pile today. As you can see its a mess. I was comparing it to another Phillips I have and the parts removed from this one will be a great help in the restoration of the other one. Let the build off begin!

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    Re: Mod To Rocker: The Teardown

    Its on the stand ready for teardown
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    Gonna need some Whitworth sized tools
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    The Original Phillips headlight bracket will be utilized
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    Also keeping the original chainring
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    Making Progress
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    Time to get those individual bearings out. That will happen in the next session
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    The frame will be polished out, there is some overspray on the left stays that I hope comes off. also, I will have to buy tires and tubes. The tire and tube I was going to use for the front is dryrotted, the rear tire and tube are too wide for the frame. Its a 2.1 and just barely rubs in the frame so Im going to go with a 1.75
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    I couldn't leave it alone for today, I found a rotted 24 by 1.75 tire to try and it fits on the back so that's good to know before buying a new tire and tube. The fork I was planning to use wont fit so the stock one will stay. Basically it will have Apes, a hairpin seat, chrome chainguard, chrome pump, no fenders, stock front wheel and a 24 on the rear with a 24 by 1.75 tire. Maybe some mod parts too, have to see what Ratdaddy has in his stash. It will only be a mild custom but is still a fun alternative to all the restorations Ive been doing.
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    It will only be a mild custom but is still a fun alternative to all the restorations Ive been doing.[/quote]

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    Ive been playing with some parts today and have to change my plans a little for this bike. instead of the hairpin seat, Im going with an older white seat, white pedals, and the original white grips on apehangers. The fork and seat I had planned to use wont work on it. oh well, it will still be fun. I just have to clean and polish the parts when I get time.
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    Sounds cool.Can't wait to see it!

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